Health &Wellness

Addiction is medically recognized chronic, progressive, and relapsing disorder that can be effectively treated by maintaining abstinence one day at a time. Addiction parallels all other chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes as there is usually a genetic predisposition; they are progressive, chronic and life threatening. Studies have shown that a change in lifestyle is an important component to the treatment of all chronic conditions/diseases.

Our client’s overall health and wellness is monitored by our medical director, Dr. Rob Baker and Sage medical staff.  Additional medical services include a resident clinical massage, resident health and fitness trainers, and access to psychiatrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists or dentists by appointment if required.

Our clinical director, Sue Adamson, is a passionate advocate for health and wellness and specializes in an integrative approach to addictions recovery. She is certified in a variety of health and fitness modalities including active rehabilitation exercise, nutrition and yoga.

  • Clients are introduced to the wellness wheel in order to set realistic goals in achieving a healthy balanced lifestyle in their recovery.
  • Clients participate in relaxation groups that incorporate stress management and relaxation techniques such as breath work, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness based relapse prevention and meditation.  and yoga.
  • Clients participate in a variety of low impact fitness classes and yoga lead by our resident certified fitness/yoga instructors.
  • Clients are educated in building a healthy nutritional foundation that assists in reducing the craving cycle.

Our team believes that empowering our clients though education and counselling, encouraging our clients in developing a foundation in the 12 step/SMART programs and adopting a wellness-oriented lifestyle is the key to successful long term recovery.